Riverside walkway

Riverside walkway with people walking

Along much of the Thames, offices, hotels and private housing developments have cut off existing communities from the river. Coin Street Community Builders (CSCB) wanted to open up the river for everyone to enjoy.

Between 1984 and 1988, CSCB organised the demolition of derelict buildings, the completion of the South Bank riverside walkway (between the National Theatre and Sea Containers House) and the laying out of a new riverside park, Bernie Spain Gardens. This opened up spectacular views of the Thames, St Paul’s Cathedral and the City.

In 2005, thousands of LED blue and white lights were added to the trees. At night, the lights enhance the beauty of this stretch of the riverside walkway. 

This stretch of the riverside walkway attracts visitors from all over the world and is also a valuable resource enjoyed by Londoners and all who live or work in the area. It is also used as a venue for events throughout the year.

CSCB manage and maintain the Gardens and the riverside walkway. The costs associated with this are met by income generated through our commercial activities.

CSCB has plans to create new riverside gardens between the former London television centre site and the riverside walkway.